A group of girls at one of World Vision’s Child-Friendly Spaces in South Sudan are challenging gender stereotypes… by playing football.
Many girls in South Sudan are flung quickly into adulthood. The country has one of the lowest enrolment rates of girls in secondary school – and only 8% are able to finish their education.
Over half of all girls in the country will be married before the age of 18.
But this football team wants to show their community - and themselves – that girls can be powerful.
One team member, 18-year-old Dina, said she felt playing football had made her “stronger”.